Registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon (the 118th edition) opens on September 9th, and the field has been set at 36,000 participants.
The qualification window for the 2014 Boston Marathon began last year on September 22, 2012. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. ET, based on the procedure outlined below.
According to Boston Athletic Assn. Executive Director Tom Grilk, “The B.A.A. is aware of the significantly increased interest in registering for the 2014 Boston Marathon. We understand many marathoners and qualifiers want to run Boston in 2014, and we appreciate the support and patience that the running community has demonstrated because of the bombings that occurred this past Spring.”
As in recent years, registration will occur on a “rolling admission” schedule, according to the B.A.A., beginning with the fastest qualifiers. On Monday, September 9, eligible runners who have met the qualifying standard for their age and gender by 20 minutes or more may register. On Wednesday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. ET, if space remains, registration will open for those who have met their qualifying standard by 10 minutes or more. If space remains, registration will open on Friday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET for those who have met their qualifying standard by five minutes or more. Registration will close on Saturday, September 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET. (note: registration and qualifying times are on the BAA website.)
If space remains after the first week of registration (Monday, September 9 through Saturday, September 14), then registration will re-open for all qualifiers from Monday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. ET through Friday, September 20 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
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